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Offline shabby

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Thank You Thank You Thank You
« on: June 01, 2008, 11:11:50 AM »
Hey people,
      I am very grateful to those that post here. I just tested positive and seroconverted about 3 months ago. It was a very scary time. That phone call absolutely sucked and the whole room closed in on me. I thought I'd shut down. Instead I reached out to close friends and slowly made sense of the feelings. I started to cope. This forum helped me tremendously. I found it within 24 hours and just started reading common experiences. I wasn't alone. That was the most powerful thing I needed to know. Others had this scary thing, and yet they are managing. They are lving. I'm not at 100% acceptance but I'm okay with it, you know? To those that post regularly here, you help more than you might ever know! Thanks!
George

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 11:27:32 AM »
Hi George, so glado of reading your handling better the diagnosis, and glad you found this site. Welcome to the forums :)

Juan Carlos
13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
12/05/09 CD4: 470 /Cviral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg.
08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
10/01/10 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
15/05/10 CD4: 320 /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
01/02/11 CD4: 291 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
05/05/11 CD4: 366 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

Disfrutando y aceptando una nueva vida...

Offline PozitivelySouthern

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 12:05:23 PM »
Hi George -

Welcome! I'm sorry about your diagnosis. I can certainly relate to the "room closing in on you". I  just tested positive this week and was fortunate to have a good friend steer me to POZ.com the very same day. As you have already found, it is a Godsend!

Stay strong my friend!
05/28/08 Diagnosed
08/04/08 CD4 268 (24.4%) VL 3,310
09/08/08 CD4 316 (22.6%) VL 2,400
09/09/08 Started Atripla
10/31/08 CD4 389 (27.8%) VL Undetectable - Yay!
01/29/09 CD4 406 VL Undetectable
04/30/09 CD4 513 (27%) VL Undetectable.
10/27/09 CD4 560 (28%) VL Undetectable.
03/09/10 CD4 536 (33.5%) VL 96
12/02/10 CD4 514 (32.1%) VL Undetectable.
06/16/11 CD4 446 (29.7%) VL <20
11/11/11 CD4 608 (30.4%) VL 170

Offline dgr20002

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 01:13:53 PM »
Welcome George,

I'm glad you found us and hope to read more from you in your journey with the rest of us.

David

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008, 01:25:26 PM »
Hello George

Great to hear that you are geting to acceptance.  Hope to hear more from you.

Assurbanipal
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008, 02:21:10 PM »
George -- glad you found us!  It's always nice to hear from someone who's been helped by this online community.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you here.

Peter Staley
Founder
AIDSmeds.com

Offline BT65

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 03:38:17 PM »
George, welcome to the forums.  I'm glad it's helped you thus far.  Anything you might need help with, ask away.  There's a great community here.
  Luv,
Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 03:19:41 PM »
George, it's really good to hear from you. Sounds like you are coping well and that's no small accomplishment. Remember you are always welcome here to bring up anything that's on your mind. to ask questions or to just to hang out.

Welcome!

« Last Edit: June 02, 2008, 03:22:10 PM by Andy Velez »
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 03:41:17 PM »
Welcome George , I think you will find lots of great people here to talk to .

Offline shabby

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008, 08:21:57 PM »
Thanks guys, I'm counting on using all the support I can find. Everyday is a learning experience. The thing I'm quickly noticing is that it's the ignorance of things that lead to the fear. Reading about seroconversion, CD$ counts, different treatment options and all that is a good start. I'm meeting with a specialist Friday and have a lot of questions. One thing that bothered me is how quickly my counts dropped. Over the course of 3 weeks my cd4 dropped 250 and my viral count went from 20,000 to 120,000. Scared the crap out of me as I know I've contracted the disease less than six months ago. I called my specialist out of fear, and got zero answers or reassurances. I was sure that I had some form of Super Strain that'd kill me in a day. (I can laugh about that now  ;D
     I don't want to be scared like that again. I want to know what to expect as this thing moves forward. This website and forum is awesome for that reason. Never stop posting. Me... I'll keep reading
Best to All!

Offline BT65

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Re: Thank You Thank You Thank You
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2008, 06:59:58 AM »
George, being that you're newly infected, expect your CD4s and viral load to jump around for awhile.  Of course, it's easy to think the worst.  Trust, a lot of us have done that.  It's just your body adjusting.  Take care.
  Luv,
Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline shabby

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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2008, 06:57:17 PM »
Thanks Betty, That's actually very comforting to hear.

 


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